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KCSMMHZ
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
of asia. japan's environment ministry has begun publishing pollution readings from various points around the country. but traffic to the site is high, and people are having a hard time accessing the data. experts say it's unlikely that china's pollution will cause serious problems for people in other countries. they advise people with as in and other respiratory conditions to stay indoors when particle readings are high. chiaki ishikawa, nhk world. >>> not everybody in china is able to air their opinions. protesters are demanding freedom of speech. the dispute between government officials and journalists triggered the rallies. protesters said sensors told editors of a newspaper to write a new year's editorial. authorities promised to back away from censorship but the protesters say they're not satisfied. we have the story. >> reporter: the communist party wields a heavy hand over chinese media. what made the protesters protest? we interviewed a man with inside information. he used to be a leader at nanfang zhoumo and has access to the publisher. he says that the editorial departme
KCSMMHZ
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
hold the olympic games in 2020. we hope all athletes can compete in a peaceful environment. >> reporter: the former head coach of japan's national judo team agrees. the 1984 gold medal winner said in a statement that judo can educate people. he noted that when he coached the team, he tried to build supreme athletes, not just the strongest ones. he's urging judo coaches to go back to basics. ciaki ishikawa, nhk world, tokyo. >>> japanese defense officials want to resume talks with the chinese to avoid maritime accidents. they say such discussions are necessary following an incident involving a chinese naval vessel. the crew locked its weapons radar on a japanese self defense force ship. the senior defense ministry official met with members of the ruling liberal democrat party. masanori nishi say they must have more safety nets. they say setting up emergency hotlines. the country's defense officials met three times in the last five years to discuss safety measures, but the talks stalled last year after japan's leaders nationalized the senkaku islands in the east china sea. ja
KCSMMHZ
Feb 5, 2013 2:30pm PST
. i have to heat with coal. it is cheap and practical. >> and it is terrible for the environment. he is just one of hundreds of thousands of chinese in and around beijing who heat their homes with coal. the smoke from these fires contributes to china's infamous small -- smog. people here go for weeks without seeing the sun. the smell of sulfur lingers in the air and eyes burn from the irritants in the sky. >> the main cause is a tremendous reliance on coal mine in china. power plants burn coal to generate electricity. all of the industry here -- steel, cement, chemical plants -- they all use tremendous amounts of energy generated from burning coal. >> china burns almost as much coal as the rest of the world combined, and that is ruining the environment here. modern, clean coal plants like this one meet strict standards, but they are few and far between. >> local governments have always looked the other way. many power companies are also the largest tax payers for that region, and an important part of the local economy. politicians do not dare metal with their businesses. we have the
KCSMMHZ
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
environment ministry have declared a popular food source an endangered species. it's the japanese eel. they eat eel during the summer as it's believed to increase stamina. the eel population has fallen drastically. officials and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect this pro decisional food source. nhk world has the details. >> reporter: japanese consume 70% of the world's eel catch. the government's designation of japanese eel as an endangered species means it could become extinct in the wild. the eel population has declined by more than half in the past decade or so. from over fishing and contamination of the environment. the japanese eel lives in rivers all over the country. in autumn they head to the ocean to spawn. the eels have a long journey. they travel to a ridge some 2,200 kilometers southwest of japan and lay their eggs there. the eel have grown five to six centimeters by the time they are back in japan. fishermen catch them and raise them. this fisherman in western japan are concerned about the population of eel left in the wild. they say the catch has declined more tha
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
together in winter before. south korean leaders believe training in the harsh environment will help them work more closely together. the exercises are scheduled to last until friday of next week. >>> a new commander has taken charge of international forces in afghanistan. he says he's determined to improve the abilities of afghan soldiers before foreign troops pull out. u.s. marine general joseph dunford took charge of the nato-led force in kabul. >> today is not about change. what's not changed is the growing capability of our afghan partners, the afghan national security forces. >> 100,000 soldiers take part in the mission, 66,000 of them from the u.s. most are scheduled to leave afghanistan by the end of next year. 350,000 afghan soldiers and police have taken over the lead role for security across much of the country. but they lack the training of foreign soldiers, and many others resign. some military analysts have questioned whether they will be able to maintain security once foreign troops are gone. >>> students from the south pacific have traveled to northeastern japan to le
KCSMMHZ
Feb 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
japan faces a drastically changing security environment. the prime minister said he did not think the constitution allowed them to give ministry under attack. they want panel members to reexamine the question and figure out what situation would justify his sending that kind of help. panel members gave abe the recommendations they came up with five years ago. they said japanese leaders should change their interpretation of the constitution and help defend allies in certain circumstances. they said one justifiable action would be intercepting a missile heading for the united states. >>> air pollution in china has become so bad, it's a health hazard. government officials in japan are worried about japanese nationals who live in chinese cities, so they're sending a doctor to tell them how to protect themselves. the pollution has been hovering over eastern and inland areas since the beginning of last month. officials say they've seen a sharp rise in levels of airborne particles known as pm 2.5. some of those particles come from vehicle exhaust gases. the prime minister says his staff i
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